Uppingham School Uppingham Rutland LE15 9QE

By Air

The nearest airports to the School are East Midlands, Birmingham, London Luton and London Stansted.  There are also good road and train connections from London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports.

From airports to Uppingham School by car:
AIRPORT JOURNEY TIME DISTANCE
East Midlands Airport (EMA)
Postcode DE74 2SA
1 hour 40 miles
Birmingham Airport (BHX)
Postcode B26 3QJ 
1 hour 15 minutes 60 miles
London Luton Airport (LTN)
Postcode LU2 9QT
1 hour 25 minutes 67 miles
London Stansted Airport (STN)
Postcode CM24 1QW
1 hour 30 minutes 80 miles
London Heathrow (LHR)
Postcode TW6 2GA
1 hour 55 minutes 97 miles
London Gatwick (LGW)
Postcode RH6 0PJ
2 hours 30 minutes  133 miles
 

From airports to Uppingham School by train and bus: 

Various train and/or bus options are listed in the tables below.  These options are the ones we feel are most relevant but appreciate others are available.

Please also refer to Routes by Train table for connection information from London King's Cross and St Pancras International to chosen destination station.

The train stations near to the School are Oakham (7 miles), Corby (10 miles), Kettering (15 miles), Market Harborough (16 miles), Leicester (20 miles) and Peterborough (23 miles).  The miles stated in brackets indicate the distance from the arrival station to the School.

Taxis

We are able to arrange taxi transfers from airports with the following charges for single a journey:

£230 LHR
£245 LGW
£170 Birmingham
£170 East Midlands
Please contact alison.brennan@exscitec.com for further information

 

East Midlands Airport

TRANSPORTATION DETAILS JOURNEY TIME FREQUENCY
Taxi then East Midlands Trains & Cross Country Trains Take a taxi to East Midlands Parkway station, then East Midlands Trains service to Leicester (there is a direct service and one with a change at Beeston) then take Cross Country Trains to Oakham (7 miles) 16 minutes to 35 minutes plus Cross Country Trains which takes 28 minutes 4 trains every hour but they do not operate between 23.23 and 05.11.  Cross Country Trains run once an hour
Taxi then East Midlands Trains Take a taxi to East Midlands Parkway station, then East Midlands Trains service to Market Harborough (there is a direct service and one with a change at Beeston) (16 miles) 31 minutes to 47 minutes 2 trains every hour but they do not operate between 21.35 and 05.11
Taxi then East Midlands Trains Take a taxi to East Midlands Parkway station, then East Midlands Trains service to Kettering (there is a direct service and one with a change at Loughborough) (15 miles) 42 minutes to 57 minutes 2 - 3 trains every hour but they do not operate between 21.35 and 05.11
Skylink bus service then Centrebus Take direct Skylink service to Leicester Bus Station then take local Centrebus Route 747 service to Uppingham 53 minutes (Skylink) then Centrebus which takes 51 minutes Skylink runs every 30 minutes during the day and hourly during the night. Centrebus runs once an hour, Monday - Saturday last bus is 18.30
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Birmingham Airport

TRANSPORTATION DETAILS JOURNEY TIME FREQUENCY
Air-Rail Link Free monorail system that links the airport with Birmingham International Station. Then one of the options below 2 minutes Every 10 minutes.
Operates between 05.15 and 02.00 daily
Cross Country Trains Train link to Birmingham New Street, change & take Cross Country Trains from Birmingham New Street to Oakham (7 miles) 15 minutes to Birmingham New Street then Cross Country Trains take 1 hour 24 minutes to Oakham 9 trains every hour to New Street. 1 every hour to Oakham
National Express Coaches and Centrebus Coach link from Birmingham Airport via a change at Birmingham Coach Station to Leicester Bus Station. then take local Centrebus Route 747 service to Uppingham 2 hours 20 minutes then Centrebus takes 51 minutes Every 3 hours. Centrebus runs once an hour, Monday – Saturday
 
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London Luton Airport

TRANSPORATION DETAILS JOURNEY TIME FREQUENCY 
Airport shuttle bus then East Midlands Trains Luton Airport shuttle (Bay 1 outside terminal) bus to Luton Airport Parkway station then catch East Midlands Trains to Kettering (15 miles) Shuttle bus takes 10 minutes then East Midlands Trains take 37 minutes Shuttle bus runs every 10 minutes between 05.00 and midnight and hourly overnight 2 trains every hour to Kettering
Airport shuttle bus then East Midlands Trains Luton Airport shuttle (Bay 1 outside terminal) bus to Luton Airport Parkway station then catch East Midlands Trains to Corby (10 miles), via a change at Luton Shuttle bus takes 10 minutes. East Midlands Trains to Corby via Luton take 1 hour 3 minutes Shuttle bus runs every 10 minutes between 05.00 and midnight and hourly overnight. 1 train every hour to Corby via Luton
National Express Coaches then Centrebus Direct coach link to Leicester Bus Station (service 767) then take local Centrebus Route 747 service to Uppingham Coach takes 1 hour 50 minutes then Centrebustakes 51 minutes 13 times a day Centrebus runs once an hour, Monday - Saturday
easyBus Bus runs from airport to central London,Victoria then take Underground on the Victoria Line (pale blue) to London King’s Cross/St Pancras. (See Routes by Traintable for connections) Coach takes about 1 hour 20 minutes then tube takes approx. 11 mins from Victoria 2 and 3 services every hour to Victoria 24 hours a day
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London Stansted Airport

TRANSPORTATION  DETAILS JOURNEY TIME FREQUENCY
Cross Country Trains Direct service from the airport to Oakham station (7 miles) 1 hour 54 minutes 1 train every hour
National Express Coaches then Centrebus Direct coach link to Leicester Bus Station (service 767) then take local Centrebus Route 747 service to Uppingham Coach takes  between 3 and 4 hours then Centrebus takes 51 minutes 18 times a day Centrebus runs once an hour, Monday - Saturday
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London Heathrow Airport

London Heathrow and London Gatwick have good connections to Central London and then train connections to Uppingham School are as the information in Routes by Train table.

TRANSPORTATION  DETAILS JOURNEY TIME FREQUENCY
London Underground (The Tube) Piccadilly Line (dark blue) direct from all Heathrow terminals to King’s Cross/St Pancras. (See Routes by Traintable for connections)

 
Under an hour Very frequent
Heathrow Express rail link Heathrow Express is fastest link from Heathrow to Central London, arrives in to Paddington. Then take Underground to King’s Cross/St Pancras via the Circle Line (yellow) or Hammersmith & City Line (pink). (See Routes by Traintable for connections) 15 minutes from Terminals 1,2 & 3 just a little longer from Terminals 4 & 5. Then the travel time on the Tube is approx. 13 minutes Every 15 minutes. First train 05.07 last train 23.41
Heathrow Connect
rail link
Heathrow Connect provides a train link to Central London, makes frequent local stops along the way, arrives in to Paddington. Then take Underground to King’s Cross/St Pancras via the Circle Line (yellow) or Hammersmith & City Line (pink). (See Routes by Traintable for connections) 26 minutes to Paddington, then the travel time on the Tube is approx. 13 minutes Every 30 minutes
National Express Coaches then Centrebus There is a coach link between airport and Leicester Bus Station (service 230). Then take local Centrebus Route 747 service to Uppingham 2 hours 35 minutes then Centrebus takes 51 minutes 18 times a day Centrebus runs once an hour, Monday - Saturday
National Express Coaches then train links There is a coach link between airport and London Victoria Bus Station. Then take the Underground via the Victoria Line (pale blue) to King’s Cross/St Pancras. (See Routes by Train table for connections) 50 minutes then travel time on the Tube is approx. 11 minutes Between 3 and 5 an hour
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London Gatwick Airport

 TRANSPORTATION DETAILS JOURNEY TIME FREQUENCY
Gatwick Express Express train link direct (non-stop) to Victoria Station then take the Underground via the Victoria Line (pale blue) to King’s Cross/St Pancras. (See Routes by Train table for connections) 30 minutes then travel time on the Tube is approx. 11 minutes. Every 15 minutes
Southern Trains Local train link to Victoria then take the Underground via the Victoria Line (pale blue) to King’s Cross/St Pancras. (See Routes by Train table for connections) 35 minutes then travel time on the Tube is approx. 11 minutes 4 times an hour
Thames Link Train link to St Pancras. (See Routes by Train table for connections) 30 - 45 minutes 4 times an hour
easyBus Bus runs from airport to Central London, (Earl's Court) then take the Underground via the Piccadilly Line (dark blue) to London King’s Cross/St Pancras. (See Routes by Traintable for connections) 1 hour 5 minutes then the travel time on the Tube is approx. 20 minutes. Every 15-20 minutes, 24 hours a day.
National Express Coaches Coach runs from airport to London (Victoria Bus Station). Then take the Underground via the Victoria Line (pale blue)to King’s Cross/St Pancras. (See Routes by Train table for connections) 1 hour 25 minutes then the travel time on the Tube is approx. 11 minutes 1 every hour
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London City Airport

 TRANSPORTATION DETAILS JOURNEY TIME FREQUENCY
Docklands Light Railway Train link to Bank Underground station, then take Northern Line (black) to King’s Cross/St Pancras. (See Routes by Traintable for connections) 22 minutes then the travel time on the Tube is approx. 9 minutes. 8 - 10 minutes
Docklands Light Railway Train link to Stratford International Station then take Southeastern Trainsservice to St Pancras. (See Routes by Train table for connections) 17 minutes then the travel time to St Pancras is 7 mins Every 10 mins during Monday - Friday peak hours only 3 times an hour at other times. Or change at Canning Town, these trains run every 4-10 minutes.
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Eurostar

TRANSPORTATION  DETAILS JOURNEY TIME FREQUENCY
Eurostar Trains
Paris to

London St Pancras
International
Eurostar train in to London
St Pancras. (See Routes by Train table for connections)
2 hours 20 minutes 18 trains a day 
Eurostar Trains Brussels-midi to London St Pancras International Eurostar train in to London St Pancras. (See Routes by Train table for connections) 2 hours 7 minutes 10 trains a day
 
 

By Rail

Uppingham School is served by Corby, Kettering, Leicester, Oakham and Peterborough train stations.  Tabled below are the details of the main routes taken.

The websites of the train companies listed are linked to their names.  In addition to selling tickets for travel on the trains they run, they also sell tickets for other service providers.  There are numerous other websites that sell tickets for travel on all British train services - TrainlineQJumpRedSpottedHanky.

  1. The miles stated in brackets indicate the distance from the arrival station to the School.
DEPARTURE
STATION
ARRIVAL STATION JOURNEY
TIME
FREQUENCY OF TRAINS TIME FROM STATION TO SCHOOL
London St Pancras 
with East Midlands Trains
Corby  1 hour 10 mins 1 every hour 16 minutes by car
(10 miles)
London St Pancras
with East Midlands Trains
Kettering 54 mins 
to 1 hour
1 every half hour 24 minutes by car
(15 miles)
London St Pancras 
with East Midlands Trains
Leicester 1 hour 2 mins 
to 1 hour 17 mins
4 every hour 30 minutes by car
(20 miles)
London St Pancras 
with East Midlands Trains
Market
Harborough
54 mins 
to 1 hour 4 mins 
2 every hour 22 minutes by car
(16 miles)
London King's Cross
with Virgin Trains East Coast
Peterborough 45 mins 
to 51 mins
3 every hour 35 minutes by car
(23 miles)
London King's Cross
with Great Northern Trains
Peterborough 1 hour 1 min 
to 1 hour 30 mins
2 every hour 35 minutes by car
(23 miles)
Leicester 
with Cross Country Trains
Oakham 28 mins 1 every hour 12 minutes by car 
(7 miles)
Peterborough 
with Cross Country Trains
Oakham 26 mins 1 every hour 12 minutes by car
(7 miles)

Taxis

There are various taxi firms in Uppingham and neighbouring towns who will be able to transport you from train stations to the School. Local taxi companies are Berridges (01572 756088), Eco-Green Taxis (07501 822918) and Fox Taxi (01572 720200).

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By Road

Routes by CarDirections

If you have a satellite navigation system you will find postcodes above for some of the locations around the School. We have found, however, that such equipment doesn’t always send you on the most accurate route, and that in our experience the routes we have chosen are the quickest, in some cases by far, in that they are designed to maximise use of dual-carriageways and by-pass most towns.

All the routes below lead you into Uppingham, and to High Street West, which because of the one-way system, is the only approach to the main School buildings. You will then find the School Tower (200 yards up on the left, marked ‘26’on the School Map). Drive in under the Tower and park; the reception area and the Headmaster’s Office (‘29’ on the School Map) are straight ahead of you across the quadrangle as you drive in.

 

From the North heading South on the A1

Leave the A1 at the B668 exit, signed to Oakham: follow the signs for Oakham.  A third of a mile after entering Oakham, turn left at the roundabout onto Burley Park Way (which becomes the A6003) for Uppingham. After six miles, go over the roundabout and into Uppingham (¼ mile), over the traffic lights (by the petrol station and garage marked ‘H’ on the School Map), and then turn right in 75 yards into High Street West (just before the pedestrian lights). The School Tower (‘26’ on the School Map) is about 200 yards up on your left.

 

From the North West

The A50 meets the M6 at Junction 15 near Stoke, and takes you all the way to the M1 (Junction 24), where you should join the motorway for a short while coming off at Junction 22 (Markfield). Pick up the A50 to Leicester as far as the Outer Ring-Road, shortly after you have passed County Hall at Glenfield on your left.  Turn left at the big roundabout (you will see a big Hospital on your immediate left), and take the Outer Ring-Road following the signs for the A47 (Peterborough).  Eventually you will come to a large crossing with traffic-lights where you should turn left towards Peterborough. Follow the A47 for 16 miles, then turn right at the roundabout (Uppingham ¼ mile) and proceed according to the ‘From the North heading South on the A1’ instructions above.

 

From the North heading South on the M1

Come off the M1 at Junction 22 (Markfield) and proceed according to the 'From the North West' instructions above.

 

From the South and South East heading North on the A1 or M11

Since you can take the A1(M) north of Huntingdon, we would not advise the A14 to Kettering, but suggest you use the A1.  So use the A1 all the way to the A47, or if you are using the M11, you will find it becomes the A14 at Cambridge, and then follow signs for A1 North.  You actually join the A1 north of Huntingdon.  Leave the A1 after about 18 miles at the A47 junction, signposted Leicester. In 14 miles at the roundabout just outside Uppingham, turn left to Uppingham , and proceed over the traffic lights (by the petrol station and garage marked ‘H’ on the map), turn right after 75 yards onto High Street West, and the School Tower (‘26’ on the map) is about 200 yards up on your left.

 

From the West Midlands, Birmingham and the South West

The best way for most people is to aim for the M42 Birmingham ring-road, and then the M6 southbound towards London. This may seem strange, but persevere. Take the M6, do NOT leave at the M69 junction, but proceed a few more miles and take the A14 turn-off to Kettering. 20 miles further on, take the Kettering exit from the A14, and then follow signs for Stamford and Corby, until you turn left at the roundabout (at which the A43 for Stamford goes straight ahead) onto the A6003 to Corby, Oakham and Uppingham. In 14 miles you arrive in Uppingham.  Turn left at the top of the hill into High Street West, just after the pedestrian lights in the centre of the town, and the School Tower (‘26’ on the map) is 200 yards up on your left.

 

From the South travelling North on the M1

Leave the M1 at the Northampton South exit (Junction 15, A508), and follow the Northampton ring-road until the exit for Kettering (A43). Follow signs for Kettering, and at the Kettering ring-road take the signs for Corby (A43) and Stamford: then at a roundabout where the A43 goes straight on to Stamford, turn left onto the A6003 and proceed exactly as for the 'From West Midlands, Birmingham and the South West' instructions above.

 

From East Anglia (South)

Use the A14, then the A1 northbound, and then proceed as for 'From the South and South East heading North on the A1 or M11' instructions above.

 

From East Anglia (North)

Use the A47, and follow it round the Peterborough by-pass, signposted for Leicester. Then when you reach the Uppingham roundabout (on the A47 itself) turn left into Uppingham, and proceed as for 'From the South and South East heading North on the A1 or M11' instructions above.